Vitamin Lexicon

Vitamins are essential molecules that keep your body and mind´s functionality at their bests, but they are also wonderworkers for your skin. They are multitasking actives that can benefit different skin types and improve multiple concerns. Learn more about how they work below.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A commonly refers to retinoids, a group of different molecules with powerful effects on skin led by retinol (vitamin A1). The type of retinoid you will find in our Vitamin A Treatment Cream is Retinyl Palmitate, which is the most abundant form of retinol esters naturally present in our skin. Retinyl palmitate is also very gentle and stable, which means it is totally safe and does not provoke harsh irritation when applied to the skin. This topical retinoid is especially known for its preventing and treating properties against premature signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines as it promotes skin cell proliferation and improves collagen synthesis. Furthermore, since it boosts cell renewal, it is very helpful to reduce breakouts and improve dull and uneven skin tones.

Vitamin B3 - Niacinamide

Vitamin B3, commonly known as niacinamide, is a multipurpose ingredient from which all skin types can benefit. It strengthens the skin barrier and improves skin elasticity by increasing the epidermal production of important components, like lipids and proteins. A well-functioning skin barrier helps lock in moisture and prevents damage from external stressors such as pollutants. Niacinamide is also a very common brightening agent. It counteracts the protein oxidation responsible for dullness and directly improves hyperpigmentation by interfering with the melanin production process. Furthermore, niacinamide's soothing properties help reduce irritation and redness. You can find this ingredient in our Niacinamide Lifting Mist, Niacinamide Body Lotion and Ultra-Rich Cream.

Vitamin C

Thanks to its antioxidant power, Vitamin C is a superstar ingredient in the beauty world. Its main function is to protect skin cells from free radical damage, known to speed up aging. This is why many skincare products for mature skin are enriched with vitamin C. Vitamin C also minimizes premature signs of aging by boosting collagen production. In fact, wrinkles and fine lines are mainly caused by a natural loss of collagen which gets more intense over time – and this is where vitamin C comes in handy. Furthermore, vitamin C is a must-have active to reduce hyperpigmentation. It slows down melanin overproduction leading to a brighter skin tone. And it also promotes healthy cellular turnover, which means that fresh and not damaged cells can replace the hyperpigmented ones on the outermost layer of skin. Get this active on your skincare shelf with our Skin Perfector 2% BHA, Skin Perfector Seboclear and Ultra-Rich Cream. You can also find vitamin C derived from Sea Buckthorn in many other products, such as the Intense Hyaluronic Mask or the Daily Hydra Cream

Vitamin E

Vitamin E, or tocopherol, is a well-known ingredient for its antioxidant powers. It is highly concentrated in many of our natural ingredients, such as wheat germ oil, aloe vera, cloudberry, and sea buckthorn. In small amounts, it acts as a natural preservative helping your skincare stay fresh and active. While at higher concentrations, vitamin E protects your skin from oxidative damage, especially the one caused by sun rays. It is also a natural moisturizer as it improves the water-bonding ability and strengthens the skin barrier function. These properties make vitamin E enriched skincare particularly suitable for sensitive skin and for those who experience redness. Luckily, it’s easy to get a hold of these countless benefits, as you can find it in a lot of our products, starting with our Vitamin E Serum and our selection of sunscreens.   

Vitamin F

To be honest, the so-called vitamin F is actually not a real vitamin. The “F” stands for twoomega-fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and linoleic acid (LA), which are incredibly powerful moisturizers. These essential fattyacidsare fundamental forthe skin´slipid synthesis, this means that “vitamin F”is exactly what you need to recover from a compromised skin barrier.And in fact, many people with atopicdermatitis and acne show low levels of linoleic acid in their skin. The lipids in the skin barrier prevent waterloss,keeping skin hydrated and healthy. Experience all their benefits with our Vitamin Face Oil, and our moisturizers such as the 24-hour Hydra Gel and theDaily Hydra Cream - Sensitive